DC Youth Orchestra Has Moved

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The nonprofit DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) started its 59th season on Sept. 14 in Ward 4. The move to Takoma Education Campus reflects the program’s rapid growth. It now serves 650 students from all eight wards with plans to double that number by 2022. More than half the students receive tuition assistance. DCYOP is building this year’s orchestra in the new space with room for students with little or no experience in woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon), brass instruments (trumpet, trombone, French horn) and strings (viola, cello and string bass). Students learn basic music theory and performance technique, in addition to how to play the instrument, with lessons that carry over beyond the music itself. Learn more at dcyop.org.